Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve (Dike 14)

The Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve (Dike 14) exists on a former dredge disposal site.  From 1979 to 1999, sediments dredged from the Cuyahoga River and Cleveland Harbor were deposited in Dike 14.  Now closed as a disposal site, the dike has become naturalized and sustains a remarkable diversity of plants and animals. 

The 88-acre nature preserve is located next to Gordon State Park-Cleveland Lakefront State Park at the north end of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and North Marginal Road. 

Source: GoogleEarth

Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve is now open to the public

The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority
re-opened the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve on May 1, 2013, in time for the spring bird migration season.  The 88-acre wildlife haven had been temporarily closed during the
environmental remediation of 5-acre site.

Read the entire press release here.

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Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority


Dike 14 kiosk was installed on November 19, 2007



Grant Type:  USEPA Brownfield Assessment Grant to assess hazardous substances
Dollar Amount Requested:  $200,000 for hazardous substances
Project Contact:  Janine Rybka, District Administrator
                                Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District
                                216-524-6580, ext. 13




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